Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

The National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD)

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) invites applications for Exploratory Centers of Excellence (COE) to 1) establish novel partnerships for community engagement/outreach efforts to eliminate health disparities; 2) establish new or enhance current research training infrastructure and capacity, including pipeline training programs, to prepare future biomedical, biobehavioral, and clinical researchers from minority, rural or low social and low economic status populations; and 3) to hire newly-recruited faculty to develop a research project within the context of the NCMHD Centers of Excellence program. The activities supported by these NCMHD COE grants should have high short-term impact, and a high likelihood of enabling growth and investment in biomedical research and development, public health, and health care delivery.

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, June 1, 2009. Letters of intent should be limited to three pages and should include a summary of plans for 1) the scientific focus of the Center (minority health, health disparities, or both), 2) the Center’s goals and type of research to be conducted 3) the cores, and 4) expected outcomes.


Up to $900,000. Direct costs of up to $450,000 per year for up to two years.

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Monday, June 1, 2009

Sponsor Deadlines:

Optional letter of intent due June 1, 2009
Full proposals due by July 1, 2009

URL for more information:

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in health and life science disciplines. Please forward it to other faculty members who may be interested.

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at